ELDERS

White Mountain Bible is an Elder-led church. 


Leadership is to be shared. The terms elders, leaders, overseers, pastors, 

shepherd, and bishops tend to be used interchangeably

in the New Testament showing that leadership is to be shared among a team of spiritual leaders.


  • Wayne Burdett


    Wayne accepted Christ during his teen years. He and his wife Lynda have been members of WMBC since 2003 and have three grown childrens.  Leader of the Global Outreach Team, Wayne has heart for the lost, the poor, and the abandoned.

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  • Rick Fernau


    Rick accepted Christ at the age of 16 and he and his wife Kim are Charter members of WMBC. During their 25 years as members of WMBC, they have raised their daughter, Angela and son, Todd. They now have five grandchildren: Natalie, Avery, Zachary, Reid and Sarah. Rick works with the Home Group Ministries.

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  • Steve Garrett


    Steve accepted Christ at the age of 14 and he and his wife Audrey started attending WMBC in 1991. They have two sons and one grandson. Steve came to Arizona in 1977 from Alaska! Steve is the Treasurer for WMBC as well as working with Men's Ministries.

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  • Ray Badger


    My wife Rosemary and I moved to Show Low in 1999. We have two adult children 5 grandchildren. We have been members of WMBC since 2006. 

    We enjoy serving in various capacities as part of the WMBC body of Christ.

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  • Tim Baxter

    I was born in upstate New York, but was raised in Tucson.  I have one sister and 3 brothers.   Married Wendy in 1975 and have two daughters.    Graduated from Southwestern Bible College ( now Az Christian Univ).  Spent 32 years on the Tucson Fire Dept, and moved to Show Low in 2014.

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  • Charles Fiore


    Charles serves as our Youth Pastor. He is married to Hilary and they have three children: Levi, Charlie, and Mathis. Charles joined the staff in 2015, after moving from the East Coast. The Fiores love serving at WMBC.

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STAFF


  • Randy Walters

    Randy serves as our Lead/Teaching Pastor and Elder. He and his wife Tami, along with their four children joined the WMBC staff in 2010. He is a graduate of Phoenix Seminary and served for about 18 years in the Student Ministries of Scottsdale Bible Church.

  • Charles Fiore

    Charles serves as our Youth Pastor. He is married to Hilary and they have three children: Levi, Charlie, and Mathis. Charles joined the staff in 2015, after moving from the East Coast. The Fiores love serving at WMBC.

  • Brian Blomstrand

    Brian serves as our Director of Worship. His wife Laura is also part of the Worship Team. All three daughters, Emily, Katy, and Alison are gifted musically.

  • Summer Murphy

    Summer is the Administrative Assistant.  She is married to Tim and they have 4 kids, Josiah, Destiny, Elijah and Isabella.

  • Shayna DaCruz

    Shayna serves as the Director of Children's Ministries. In addition to her role at WMBC, Shayna is the third grade teacher at Mountain Christian School. Her  heart and passion is to see children grow in their love for the Lord. She also loves oreo's and peanut butter!

Deacons


  • Dave Larson

    Dave was born and raised in Minnesota and the oldest of five boys.  He met Lydia in the Philippines in1969 and got married in 1970.  They have two children, Tony and Jennifer and two granddaughters, Natalie and Gabi.  They moved to Arizona in 1984 and moved to the White Mountains in 1992.  Dave works with the hospitality ministry, is a member of the Global Outreach Team and leads a small group study.

  • Lydia Larson

    Lydia was born in Baguio City, Philippines, and came to the United States in 1970 to marry Dave.  We have two children and two grandchildren.  With the encouragement of a friend and neighbor, we started coming to WMBC in 2006.  The Lord inspired me to volunteer wherever there is a need.  Now I serve as a member of the Hospitality Ministry.  I'm responsible for the kitchen, Connection Time, Library, and Coffee with the Pastor with the help of our congregation, who faithfully volunteer their time to support this ministry.

  • Jerry Gifford

    Jerry, born and raised in Mesa Arizona, retired to the White Mountains in 2009. He and wife, Sue, found White Mountain Bible Church quickly and have been here ever since. They are parents to five children, grandparents to seven and great-granparets to two. They are blessed in that all their children, grands and great-grands reside in the valley, allowing easy access to fabulous get-togethers. You will see Jerry, Facilities Deacon, with several others, taking care of our church building as well as the Family Center. Beside knowing Jerry by his doing this, you will find him by his smile and his red shirt. The Gifford's also lead a home group on Wednesday evenings at their home.


  • Sue Gifford


  • Jim Coburn

    I was born in Philadelphia, PA. in 1943.  I moved to Washington State in 1971. In 1991 I was saved and married during the same year at age 48. I was saved because of Jesus and he used my wife Linda to draw me into church.  We moved from Vancouver Washington to Mesa. A

    z. in 2001.  We were summer visitors to Show Low and WMBC from 2010-2016 when we move here full time.  We have served WMBC as Children’s church teachers and small group leaders. We love our WMBC family and look forward to serving our Lord Jesus and our church body.



  • Dennis Rugel

    Dennis, born in Painesville Ohio was raised in Mesa Arizona where he met the wife of his youth Pat. High school sweethearts, we married in Mesa in 1969 and have spent most of our family raising years in Mesa & Tucson and some years in Montana & Colorado. With three adventurous children Stephanie, Jerry & Brad we have been blessed with eight grandchildren that keep us young at heart. Dennis is a retired cabinet maker and has been fortunate in learning many construction trades. I have a passion to use the talent God has given me to help the people of our church with handyman type projects by facilitating & serving with the team of many generous and faithful volunteers known as the Serving Hands team.

    Galatians 6:10  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.